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The cognitive and cultural foundations of moral behavior

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Does moral culture contribute to the evolution of cooperation? Here, we examine individuals' and communities' models of what it means to be good and bad and how they correspond to corollary behavior across a variety of socioecological contexts. Our sample includes over 600 people from eight different field sites that include foragers, horticulturalists, herders, and the fully market-reliant. We first examine the universals and particulars of explicit moral models. We then use these moral mode...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2018.04.004

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Purzycki, BG More by this author
Apicella, C More by this author
Atkinson, Q More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Anthropology; SAME
Oxford college:
Wadham College
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Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council More from this funder
John Templeton Foundation More from this funder
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology More from this funder
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research More from this funder
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Evolution and Human Behavior Journal website
Volume:
39
Issue:
5
Pages:
490-501
Publication date:
2018-05-24
Acceptance date:
2018-04-24
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ISSN:
1090-5138
Pubs id:
pubs:854102
URN:
uri:f345effc-adda-409e-ad16-d28f37fb248c
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uuid:f345effc-adda-409e-ad16-d28f37fb248c
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pubs:854102

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